Bottom line: Esophageal tuberculosis is a rare form of extrapulmonary TB. Symptoms and clinical findings include typical features of TB–weight loss, fever, malaise–and local symptoms, including dysphagia, chest pain and cough.
Details: Peto HM, et al. Epidemiology of Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis
in the United States, 1993–2006. Clin Infectious Dis. 2009:49 (1 November).
Fig. 1 (p. 1352), 88% of the cases of extrapulmonary TB occurred in bone/joint, genitourinary, meningeal, peritoneal, lymphatic and pleural.
A PubMed search: ((“Esophageal Diseases”[MeSH Terms]) AND “Tuberculosis, Gastrointestinal”[MeSH Terms])
retrieved only case reports of esophageal TB.
Park JH et al. Endoscopic findings and clinical features of esophageal tuberculosis. Scand J Gastroenterology. 2010; 45: 1269-1272.
Describes clinical features and imaging in esophageal tuberculosis.